CC License Validator
nathan at yergler.net
Mon Oct 20 22:46:04 EDT 2003
All very good suggestions, I think. I'll be working over the next few
days to implement them, and will probably post to the list (and
definitly my blog @ http://yergler.net/averages) as I get things taken
care of. Thanks again to everyone for the feedback.
Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> Nathan R. Yergler wrote:
>> Based on yesterday's feedback I've just uploaded a new version of the
>> validator which fixes a handful of bugs. You can find it at
>> http://www.yergler.net/projects/ccvalidator . As always, feedback,
>> comments and (constructive) criticism is welcome.
> Very good! I've already found and fixed an XML encoding bug due to
> your application.
> A few suggestions:
> <http://w3.org/RDF/Validator> has a few trivial features that really
> help usability --
> * separate forms for RDF textarea and URL input (I think URL input
> overrides anything in the text area in ccvalidator)
> * clear textarea & clear URL
> * loads with an example in the textarea, allowing for instant experience
> Better diagnosis of error conditions. If my XML isn't well formed, I
> should be told so, preferably with a list of problems.
> Problems with one RDF segment shouldn't impact processing of any
> others that may be on the page.
> In the future you may wish to do more stringent checking of RDF/XML
> validity. It seems to me that I can add random (well formed XML) junk
> to a good RDF/XML document that wouldn't get past the W3C RDF validator.
> On the results page it may be nice for users if
> - RDF/XML source was exposable, perhaps with a CSS show/hide toggle,
> Segment 1 [show raw RDF]
> - anything that looks like a URL was clickable
> - rdf:about was displayed. Where the value is "" it should be taken
> to be the URI of the enclosing document.
> - a URI like urn:sha1:... was made clickable as a MAGNET
> <http://magnet-uri.sourceforge.net> link.
> - when an RDF segment is found which doesn't contain CC Work/License
> info, tell the user, and if possible hint at what might be there, e.g.,
> Segment 5 [show raw RDF]
> - no CC Work or License info found
> - probably contains trackback info
> I hope the above suggestions are constructive. In any case, thanks
> for creating this very useful tool!
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